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The debate continues over the three primary location technologies being deployed throughout the U.S. to support the E911 emergency mandate. U-TDOA, the leading network-based location methodology, has some unique characteristics that also make it an attractive choice for the emerging commercial location services market spawned by E911. In the end, a hybrid approach may be the solution. Since the introduction of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) mandate requiring wireless operators to provide the location of a 911 phone caller, countless hours have been spent debating the best technologies and methodologies for doing so. The debate has ended for now, as most major operators have made 911 location technology choices and are awaiting the results of their initial deployments. But as the first debate ends, another begins as operators around the world concentr... (more)